Brighton Institute of Modern Music
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|BIMM - Brighton,Bristol and Dublin Institutes of Modern Music and Tech Music School based in London|
|Type||Contemporary Music Colleges|
|Location||Brighton Bristol and Dublin, UK and Republic of Ireland|
|Campus||BIMM East in Brighton
BIMM West in Hove
Tech Music School London
Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) in Brighton and BIMM Bristol are independent colleges in the United Kingdom and BIMM (Dublin - ROI)] and Tech Music School (London) specialise in full time Further and Higher Education courses in Guitar, Drums, Bass, Songwriting, Vocals, Music Business and Music Teacher Training. BIMM Brighton was established in 2001 and BIMM Bristol opened in 2005. In 2010, BIMM acquired Tech Music School London (TMS). A sister college BIMM Dublin was opened in 2011.
In 2012 BIMM Brighton and Bristol and TMS were was awarded ‘highly trusted status’ by the UK QAA Agency. BIMM Brighton, Bristol and TMS became a member of UCAS in the same year.
All Higher Education courses at BIMM Brighton are validated by the University of Sussex and Middlesex University. All Higher Education courses at BIMM Bristol are validated by Bath Spa University. At BIMM Dublin courses are validated by Dublin Institute of Technology. In the same year BIMM Brighton introduced two new courses BA Hons Music Management and BA Hons Music Event Management.
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BIMM was founded in 2001 by Kevin Nixon, Bruce Dickinson, Damien Keyes and Sarah Clayman. Nixon and Dickinson worked together as manager and guitarist respectively of 1990s UK rock band Little Angels who scored eleven Top 40 hits (mostly written by Dickinson, Nixon and singer Toby Jepson) and a No 1 album (produced by Nixon under the pseudonym Andy Julien Paul) between 1990 and 1994. Nixon and Clayman were the management team that took Columbia Records band Kula Shaker to over 2 million sales of their debut album K in 1997, winning a Brit award in the process. They also managed the late Kirsty MacColl from 1997 until her death in 2000.
Brighton - Guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, live sound and tour management, music business, event management
Bristol - Guitar, bass, drums, vocals songwriting, music business
Brighton and Bristol - Summer Schools (part time) in August - Guitar course, Drums Course, Vocals Course and Bass Courses
Dublin - Guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting.
Tech Music School - Guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, music business, part-time, summer courses.
Qualifications included the Artist Development Diploma, Cert HE, Foundation Degree in Professional Musicianship, BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship, Masters (Work Based Learning) and Teaching Qualifications.
- BIMM Official website
- BIMM Brighton website
- BIMM Bristol website
- BIMM Dublin website
- http://www.techmusicschool.co.uk TMS Official website)